20 August 2020
INFORM, - Patient Evidence, CARE

On September 14th, the European Federation of Allergies and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA), together with Global Skin and the atopic eczema patient community, is marking World Atopic Eczema Day, an international day to raise awareness and understanding for the disease and the people living with it.

Focusing on patients and families, in 2020 we are asking “How do YOU care for atopic eczema?”, inviting those affected by atopic eczema to share their experiences. The impact atopic eczema has on peoples’ lives is as complex and varied as the many affected by the disease.

Yet on World Atopic Eczema Day 2020, we also invite health care professionals and decision makers to join the initiative and share how they support atopic eczema patients in Europe. All together, we #CareforAtopicEczema.

Get the toolkit and join World Atopic Eczema Day 2020!

This year we bring the attention to patients and their families, focusing on how the disease seriously impacts families' daily life.

Whether you are a patient, family member, healthcare professional or just willing to support people with atopic eczema around the globe: we encourage you to join the movement and our conversation on social media with the hashtags #AtopicEczemaDay and #CareforAtopicEczema.

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In our dedicated World Atopic Eczema Day campaign webpage, you will find our (translated) campaign materials for social media as well as more information on the day and its background. Closer to the day, you will also be able to listen to our atopic eczema patients’ podcast, featuring personal experiences of patients and their family members.

We are looking forward to connecting with you on World Atopic Eczema Day 2020! If you are planning any event or would like to reach out to us, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Atopic eczema impacts patients and their families beyond the skin

Atopic eczema is an allergic skin disease that sits at the center of other health issues. It is incredibly difficult on patients and their families, seriously impacting daily life. An individual’s health and overall wellbeing can be severely impaired by the disease.

As the European report “Itching for Life: Quality of Life and costs for people living with severe atopic eczema in Europe” shows, atopic eczema further impacts mental health and leads to the development of other diseases.

Patients and families are at the core of this year’s World Atopic Eczema Day. Working together with patient groups across the globe, on World Atopic Eczema Day on September 14th we will come together and unite for action on the disease. More information can be found here.